Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Your Guide to the Fleet
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Smashing Good! GREAT BALLS OF FIRE! Comets, Asteroids, Meteors Exhibition Makes Its West Coast Debut at the Fleet!
You can save the earth
Before 2013's potential "Great Comets" ISON and PANSTARRS arrive, delve into the origins of comets, asteroids and meteors and what they can tell us about Earth. Explore the imminent threat of a catastrophic impact and examine recent discoveries and cutting-edge science relating to these mysterious space rocks through hands-on activities, computer-based interactives, meteorite specimens, scale models and an immersive audio-visual experience called Asteroid Encounter. More>>

Opens January 19; through April 28, 2013! 


Dazzling Cosmic Collisions Also Crashes Into the Heikoff Dome Theater on Saturday, January 19!
Cosmic Collision
This spectacular immersive digital show features stunning images of these universal forces of nature from space and breathtaking visualizations based on cutting-edge scientific data. It reveals the unimaginable, explosive encounters that shaped our solar system, changed the course of life on Earth and continue to transform our galaxy and dynamic universe. More>>

Opens January 19!


All Hail Ales and Long Live Lagers at Science on The Rocks "Tap This: The Art Of The Brew," on January 24!
Tap This
Explore the scientific alchemy of our local brewniverse, sip suds and chat up experts from a bevy of hot San Diego breweries. Hop into the experience with tasty temptations from standout local restaurants, engaging entertainment and inspired interaction with beer-centric science challenges of Beer Pong, Beer Goggles, Pub Games and Pretzel Necklaces. More>>

January 24; 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 


Giant Dome Theater Pre-Seating Privileges! 
Audience at Fleet

Members at the Voyager level and above receive pre-seating for IMAX® films, digital shows and The Sky Tonight planetarium shows. Enter before those in line to take your choice of the best seats in the house.


Not yet eligible? Upgrade at any time! Contact Tamra Kirl: (619) 238-1233, ext. 713. More>> 


Young Scientists Now Expanded to Sunday!
young Scientists

Come enjoy weekend fun with your little one. Young Scientists (3-5) along with an adult can join us in January for Recycling Fun on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays. Each week brings a different informal learning experience on topics including Build Moving Parts, Make Toys, Care for the Planet and Inventions! More>>  


January 10 - February 3

9:00 a.m. 


Explore the "Wonders of the Winter Sky" at The Sky Tonight!
Crab Nebula
The winter sky boasts the familiar constellations of Orion and Taurus. Hidden within these are beautiful star clusters and nebulae that are wonders of the winter sky. Please join Resident Astronomer Dr. Lisa Will to be amazed by these celestial objects on the Giant Dome screen; then check out the SD Astronomy Association telescopes on the Prado for star-viewing (weather permitting). More>>

January 2, 2013
7:00 p.m. & 8:15 p.m. 


Get Charged Up at Family Science Saturdays!
Family Science Saturday
Tinker with electricity using everyday objects. Batteries, lights, motors and switches are but a few of the types of electrical parts to be explored. Build electrical circuits with familiar components and spark the enjoyment of learning. Unravel the wires and the mystery behind that light switch you use every day. More>>

Saturday, January 5, 12, 19 & 26
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 


Be the Best Parent Ever While Leaving All the Birthday Party Details to Us!
Birthday Parties at the Fleet
We all know how much work goes into planning a birthday party for your child. Wouldn't it be nice to make one simple call and be done? So sit back, enjoy the fun and let us do the work. A private decorated room, educational workshops and over 100+ hands on exhibits inspiring young minds--and much more--can be had at the Fleet! More>>


Quick Links
January Events
Residents' Free Tuesday
2Origami with Bruce Gemmell
Winter Camp
Senior Monday
Saturday Science Club for Girls
IMAX en Español
Now Playing
Cosmic Collision
Tales of the Maya Skies
Flight of the Butterflies
To The Arctic

Enter to Win
Congratulations to Christopher Carbone, winner of 4 tickets to Truth Values: One Girl's Romp Through M.I.T.'s Male Math Maze.

This month, it could be YOUR turn to win! Enter to win a pair of passes to the San Diego Air & Space Museum! 

     San Diego Air and Space Museum  


To enter, please complete this form by January 15, 2013.


Name an IMAX Film!
MacGillivray Freeman Films, producers of fantastic IMAX favorites like Everest, Coral Reef Adventure, and To The Arctic (now playing at the Fleet!), needs your help titling their next film.

Please take just a moment to learn more about their upcoming film and give your opinion about what to title it. Take the survey! 



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